“I started wearing glasses in my early 30s when I realized that my distance vision wasn't quite as good as I thought it was. I found it quite difficult wearing glasses, and it started to become a bit of a hassle on a sort of day-to-day basis.
Everybody knows about laser, it’s the main option that people consider for vision correction. But then I came across the Optilase website and they were talking about this other procedure. IOL Replacements.
Because of the consistency of information that I was given, I felt really clear about understanding what the procedure would entail and what my expectations after the procedure should be and the procedure itself.
From the time I walked in the door to the time I left, it was probably two or two and a half hours tops.
The day following my surgery, the first thing that struck me was almost how quick this was. It was almost unbelievable because you expect with something like this for the recovery to take days or possibly weeks.
Here I am one-week post-surgery my vision is better than it was with glasses on but I have none of the hassle of wearing glasses on a day-to-day basis.
For anybody who's ever considered this, whether they've gone as far as having a consultation or not, if you're thinking about it, take the first step pick up the phone and ring them. Come in and have a consultation, as I said doesn't cost you anything.”
“Thanks to Optilase, I’ve had perfect, 20:20 vision for over a year now. Prior to having my surgery I was a little concerned about people touching my eyes. In fact it took me ten years to decide to have it done. The only surprise I had with my surgery was how quick it was. I wandered down, it was 15 minutes and I was back out again, it was that simple!
One instance where I’m thankful for my new vision is in the middle of the night, with my three small children. I’ll often get shoved out of bed to get the extra milk or change a nappy. Now, in those instances, I’m no longer stumbling in the dark looking for my glasses, making more noise than I should!
Prior to my treatment at Optilase, I’d constantly lose contact lenses playing rugby, they can move on the eye and maybe at a critical time I could lose vision. Often, the game would carry on and I’d be left with one eye open running around the field! Now I can see the ball coming through the lights, my mates tell me I have no excuse to drop the ball now!”
Rozanna Purcell is an Irish model, Food Blogger and best selling author of cookbook Natural Born Feeder. The fast paced life Roz leads as model, chef and fitness enthusiast meant glasses and contact lenses became a hassle. After years of dealing with glasses and contact lenses, the natural beauty decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase. The blue eyed beauty told us about her laser eye surgery experience:
“My journey with Optilase was nothing short of amazing. From the consultation to the laser eye surgery procedure, the professionalism and care was absolutely fantastic. For years, I struggled with contact lenses. Trying effortlessly to ‘strike a pose’ for the camera or read from an autocue prompter when doing a TV piece – let’s just say squinting wasn’t my best look! Thankfully this is no longer an issue. I now have 20/20 vision and I could not be happier. Thank you so much to the Optilase team for making me feel so comfortable during the procedure and giving the best aftercare too. I feel like superwoman with my new vision”
“When I went in and met the doctors, they explained the procedure and how it had developed, where it had come from, and I have to say, it was made easy for me. I really embrace technology and the advances in technology. I was happy that the information given to me was very accurate and very clear, and it put me at ease. Quite honestly when I actually had my surgery and it was completed, I said “was that it”? I was wondering was there more to it! I was very surprised that when it was done, it was actually done so quickly. As soon as the surgery was done I walked back to my hotel and relaxed for the evening. The following morning I wanted to test it out. I went out and bought a newspaper and I just could not believe the difference. It was absolutely fantastic.”
“I hated wearing glasses, I always did. They just didn’t suit me so I always had a problem with wearing them. The day before the procedure I was having coffee with my friends and they made me feel nervous. Later on I went home and I rang Optilase and said I’m actually have second thoughts, and third and fourth thoughts! No matter how many questions I had to ask them, they answered them and they took their time about it, and made me at ease straight away. The same friends who put me off initially for going for this procedure are now asking me about it. They watch me to see if I wear my glasses – and I don’t wear them, and it’s great!”
“I’ve had perfect vision for over a year and a half after going to Optilase. I think I had the same fears most people would have going into get laser eye surgery but things have come on so much, it’s over so quickly. I remember afterwards just stepping outside and being able to see car registrations straight away, I was able to look down the street and see people’s faces that I would never normally be able to do without my glasses, it was just such an amazing moment! If someone was going to have laser eye surgery I couldn’t speak highly enough of it. I would tell them to have it straight away, in fact I have, a good few friends of mine have had it done since. We meet up and discuss how brilliant our eyesight is! It’s done so quickly and the benefits are just endless.”
After years of struggling with contact lenses legendary GAA hurler, Donal Og decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase. Read what the all-Ireland goalkeeper had to say about his experience below:
“I am glad that I chose Optilase for laser eye surgery, it has been an absolutely fantastic experience. For the first time in years my eyes were not irritated or dry – It was great to finally get rid of my glasses and contact lenses. The procedure itself was painless and the staff was extremely professional and very attentive.”
Rugby star, Denis Hurley, is a member of the Munster Academy and has struggled with his eyesight for years, finding contact lenses difficult to depend on with them often falling out when playing rugby. To remedy the situation he decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase.
“After years of wearing contacts and glasses my eyes became very dry and irritated, as a result I decided to undergo laser eye surgery. Initially I was nervous about the treatment but after my consultation, I felt confident and secure that I was in the best of care and that I could trust the experts. Thank you Optilase you have improved my quality of vision for the better.”
I should have had laser eye surgery years ago. Great service and a big relief to have someone to call 24 hours after the procedure. My eyesight was better with 5 minutes.
I had laser eye surgery last winter with Optilase. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The operation was completed in 15 minutes and all the staff were very professional. The aftercare was second to none. Yvonne looked after me very well. I had every confidence in her and all the team.
I am delighted with the results of the laser eye surgery procedure – I should have done it years ago! The care from Optilase before, after and during the whole process has been exceptional and, apart from a few pre-op nerves, everything has been fine since. I would definitely recommend Optilase to anybody considering laser eye surgery.
Walking into Optilase has been the best decision of my life. Friendly staff, perfect timing and a great operation. I was supposed to go to India in the new year but had the surgery instead and it is so worth it. Awesome follow up and I have already recommended the place. Natural and quick, I found the world as I had left it before wearing glasses at the age of 6. Beautiful world, great feeling of not having to think about contacts.
Laser eye surgery has changed my life. I had been wearing glasses and contact lenses for 19 years and couldn’t imagine having perfect vision again. The surgery is so quick and painless that I wish I had it done years ago. My entire experience with Optilase has been enjoyable and all the staff throughout have been extremely professional yet friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Optilase for laser eye surgery.
I’m totally satisfied with the service, care and treatment I received at Optilase. The staff, from the receptionists to the surgeons were professional and friendly. The surgery was not at all as scary or unpleasant as I had feared. I have no regrets whatsoever with choosing Optilase.
Finally I decided to go ahead with eye laser last summer. I was very apprehensive about the surgery itself and possible outcome. I needn’t have worried – surgery was quick and painless and, following regular checkups, my sight is really good and I would definitely recommend laser eye surgery at Optilase.
I cannot recommend the surgery enough – it really is life changing. I experienced zero discomfort and the ‘recovery’ was incredibly swift! The staff at Optilase were fantastic – put me at ease, explained everything clearly.
Delighted that I made the decision to have laser eye surgery. I’m very happy with the results and have had no pain or discomfort. Staff have been very helpful, professional and generally nice to deal with.
Having laser eye surgery was the best decision I ever made. I have to say the 2nd decision was choosing Optilase! The entire staff have been amazing and made me feel at ease all the way through.
Everything went great. Consultation was very quick and easy and surgery only took 10 minutes. I’m delighted I got it done. Can’t believe I waited so long. I would recommend Optilase to anyone.
Laser eye surgery has been the best decision I’ve ever made. I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Optilase to everyone.
Absolutely amazing from the consultation with Aisling in at Athlone to everyone in Ely Place and my surgeon Tom!! Delighted to have my 20/20 free and to be glasses and contacts free!!! Thank you all so much again!!!
Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁
From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!
So happy with my results! There was a very quick turnaround between my consultation and the surgery and they were so flexible with appointment times. There is a lot of waiting around on the day of surgery but once started it’s a very quick process! Would highly recommend to anyone considering!
Very happy so far, was a thoroughly professional experience from the consultation to the surgery to post op checks. Was slightly delayed on day of surgery but all worth it in the end. Would definitely recommend to anyone choosing to go down the laser eye surgery route.
I had laser eye surgery one week ago. It was by far the best decision I’ve ever made. I was extremely nervous about getting the procedure done, so I did get a second opinion on it. The service optilase offers was by far superior than anything else offered by other places. They were always happy to answer questions, and even got my optometrist, Michaela, to call me back to answer questions I had. On the day of surgery, I was in and out within an hour - super quick and efficient. The surgeon was very reassuring as were the whole team. By that evening there was a noticeable improvement in my vision, and by the next morning I had better than 20/20 vision. The precision of my vision now is indescribable: everything is so much clearer and life is just better! By far the best decision I’ve ever made. Thank you Michaela & Team Optilase for all of your help. I would highly recommend to anyone.
The staff were so friendly and helpful and made the whole process very easy. I got emails and phonecalls with all the information I needed and more from when I booked my first consultation until after the surgery. I had LASIK, which was quick and comfortable. My surgeon was kind and thorough and he took the time to chat before and after the procedure. It was all just generally easier and more pleasant than I expected and I’m so glad to have had LASIK here
Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure
Best decision I’ve ever made! The clinic in Ely place was incredible- from start to finish you are so well looked after and all the staff are so incredibly nice! Anyone wondering whether they should do it , go for it!! I can’t believe I waited so long!!
The support from the stuff is incredible. They are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have, both pre and post procedure. I had the PRK procedure and although I am only just at the 2 week mark I can say that my recovery will take longer than I expected so that was slightly disappointing. Though I am aware recovery times differ, I was surprised because I was consistently told 2 weeks recovery time.
Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.
Had a brilliant experience at Optilase, 2 weeks from my consultation I was in to get my LASIK surgery after being told I was not eligible in other clinics. The staff were so friendly and reassuring I really felt in safe hands.
I was delighted with the results and recovery process of my eyes. I had my laser done on a Saturday, and literally, on Monday, I was ready to go back to my regular routine! Had no issues at all!
Had a very positive experience doing LASIK with Optilase. Having worn glasses for over 20 years, they became my second skin. I was looking forward to start a new journey in my life without glasses but was anxious on who to approach. After being recommended through a friend I chose to get a consultation with Optilase. The staff were very friendly and easy going. They answered all my questions and was happy to go ahead. The surgery itself was quite quick. I could even see improvement moments after which was amazing! Doing LASIK was definitely worth it. I wish I had got it done sooner, but better late than never!!
Great experience staff were lovely and extremely happy with the results. Wish I had got it done sooner!
Got my lasik eye surgery done in opera Lane in cork.. I'm very happy with the results staff are very easy deal with and also after care has been great..
From my first consultation to having the procedure on the day, I had a very pleasant experience with all staff members . It was so easy and pain free and the aftercare was 5 star . My only wish is that I had have done it sooner
Such a pleasant experience all staff were soo lovely and explained what would happen step by step and made sure I was ok throughout the entire process. Highly recommend
The staff here in Ely place are wonderful. So friendly and welcoming. The clinic itself is very inviting with the bright interior and is kept very clean. Would highly recommend.
I had a fantastic experience with Optilase and highly recommend their service. They made, what many would find daunting or scary, to be so much easier than I had thought. The healing time was quick and I can honestly say, one of the smartest decisions that I have made.
I have been thinking of getting surgery for the past 5 years but was too anxious to book a consultation. I decided to take the plunge a couple of months ago and I have zero regrets! Optilase staff was so nice, professional and caring- I felt well taken care of from the beginning. From the receptionists to the doctors, nurses and surgeons - everyone is extremely nice and thoroughly explain the process. While it's a bit intimidating, the surgery is completely painless and quick. It changed my life - I had glasses for the past 20 years and the results are incredible! Highly recommended.
I couldn’t recommend Optilase enough. From my initial free consultation and pre-surgery appointments to the actual surgery and then post-surgery appointments, the staff are unbelievably professional and well trained. Made me feel very at ease throughout the whole process. I am absolutely delighted with the results and very happy I went with Optilase.
In a industry where customer care is important Optilase didnt dissapoint. I was in safe hands from day one with all my questions answered and any concerns quickly put to bed from end to end. Currently only 3 days after surgery but the experience was eye opening and would do it all over again.
Went great! Super professional
Had a great PRK surgery, really glad you the results so far. Staff is nice and friendly since the beginning. Definitely recommend. Would just say that the post-op care could have been a bit better in general. But happy overall.
Had laser about 4 months ago. No problems since, and vision is perfect. I haven’t needed lubricating drops for about 6 weeks, despite having some dry eye pre-surgery. Collette in Galway was fantastic from the first consultation through to the aftercare appointments. She was so kind, thorough and never rushed! The day of the surgery was nerve racking and the time with the surgeon just pre op felt a bit rushed, but the operation itself was fast and efficient. The best decision ever!
excellent service, the best decision I could make.
My whole experience with Optilase was nothing but pleasant from start to finish. All of the staff were nice to deal with and put me at ease. The surgery itself was quick and pain free. I experienced some pain and discomfort in the hours following my surgery but I was fully recovered within 24 hours. I could not recommend Optilase highly enough for anyone considering laser eye surgery.
Great staff always willing to help you. I love that they were more concern about my well-being than me…… Five (5) gold star for there services.
I've had a really good experience with Optilase from my first consultation to follow up after having my laser eye procedure done. All the staff are always very helpful and had no problem answering all of my questions before and after the procedure. The procedure itself is very quick, and the preparation beforehand and the aftercare is very thorough. I would have no hesitation recommending Optilase to anyone.
From the minute I arrived at Optalise. I felt at ease. My questions were answered clearly and concisely. I understood how the procedures worked and I was provided with all the information I required to select which surgery worked for me. On my surgery day- I felt like I was in the best hands- thank you all! I am blown away that I can see again without glasses! Thank you to all the team in Cork!
Very professionally looked after. The whole process was over so much quicker than I expected. Vision is now better that 20/20 so very happy!
Super efficient and really lovely to deal with. Had a great experience from start to finish!
The surgeon and whole team were incredible throughout. Professional, knowledgeable and supportive at all times. They just all make you feel comfortable and more secure in the decision “before going under”. Super happy with the result and follow-ups! Thank you!
I had lasik done 3 weeks ago, I wish I had it done years ago. My vision is perfect now it's unbelievable. Not having to find my glasses and not having dry eyes from contact lenses is such a relief. Highly recommended.
Quick and easy procedure, staff were very friendly on the day and for each check up. Delighted with the results.
I had a wonderful experience for my laser eye surgery at Optilase. The team provided all the information I needed in an accessible and timely way, meaning that I had very few questions or anxieties as I headed in for the procedure. The after care has also been great. I am delighted with my new sight!
Optilase Dublin were fantastic to deal with from the consultation to the actual procedure. Everyone I dealt with were so informative and helpful which put me at ease. On surgery day the nurses and surgeon were so lovely and made me feel as comfortable as possible. The procedure itself was so quick and easy, mine was over and done with within a minute and a half. I would 100% recommend optilase clinic for anyone considering lasik.
I'm now at 6 month post surgery and I'm still get stunned that I can see perfectly now without glasses.. the entire process from booking to surgery and post care were simple, clear and I always felt at ease. It is becoming a cliche, but it's best money I've ever spent!
I was very happy with my optilase experience. I now have above 20/20 vision. The whole experience from the consultation, the receptionists to the procedure was professional and everybody was so nice and made me feel at ease. Would highly recommend doing it, best decision I've made.
Couldn’t recommend Optilase enough. The procedure and recovery time was so quick and pain free. I haven’t looked back since.
So happy I got my surgery done with Optilase, was done so quickly and everything was explained so well and as a result, the recovery process went really well! I’m glad I finally took the plunge and got the PRK Procedure done, now I have better than 20/20 vision! Thanks Optilase ☺️
I felt really well taken care of throughout the whole process with Optilase and now I feel that my vision is perfect.
Had a great experience with optilase in Cork, all staff were very helpful and the procedure was over in minutes. Best thing I've ever done
I honestly cannot believe I waited so long to get laser eye surgery because it has changed my live so much. Swimming, travelling, exercising, bathing and mask wearing have all become much easier and more comfortable. No more fumbling around at night to look for my glasses if I have to check on the kids or pets and getting up in the morning and being able to see clearly is still such a wonderful novelty almost a year on. If you are now like I was for years just contemplating and then finding reasons to put it off for another year then I would advise you to go for it and free yourself from glasses and contacts. You won't regret it!
Had a great experience, the procedure itself was explained well and was very quick and pain free. My eyes were a little uncomfortable for a few hours after but I was able to sleep and woke up with perfect vision. My check ups were very helpful and thorough and I had no issues after my surgery. Delighted with my results and just wish I had it done sooner.
Amazing service and really friendly and lovely staff, was recommended optilase by two family members and honestly worth every cent, can see into the void now
Very happy with the overall lasik treatment. Quick, effective, and well worth doing.
Fantastic, professional and super aftercare!
Went in for the consultation and was deemed suitable for treatment. Excellent service all the way through. Was nervous going in as I had heard horror stories but it was honestly so easy and quick and there’s no pain involved, they made me very comfortable and explained everything beforehand. Had my procedure at the beginning of December 2021, was booked into various check ups as part of the after care and was given an easy to follow guide of next steps. Had my discharge appointment today and my eyesight was still much better than 20/20. Delighted with the result and the entire procedure. Highly recommend!!! Any questions or concerns I’d be happy to answer.